The Best Children’s Books to Read in the Year-end Holidays

Spread the Joy of Reading this Holiday Season!


1. Your Journal of Memories by Shamika Chaves

This beautifully illustrated journal full of quirky prompts and suggestions, is the perfect end-of-the-year buy, to keep or to give as a gift. This is a journal of memories for you to store your memories so that you don’t forget anything. Each page is unique and colourful yet designed in a way that allows you to personalize them. All you need is a pen and a couple of pictures and you’re good to go.

2. Lucky, It’s Not Just a Christmas Story! By Nalini Sorensen

We first met Lucky and her human family on Diwali (Amazon). Now, in the holiday season, Lucky is back with an all-new delightful story – a perfect read not just for Christmas, but throughout the year! There is singing and merrymaking and secret birthday wishes. Colour the pictures, fill in the speech bubbles, and discover the joy of giving this season!

3. Genie on a Holiday by Liji Ravindran

This rid-tickling chapter book makes for a magical holiday read, as two boys on a beach vacation stumble upon an old cola can that turns out to be so much more. Is that smoke? Is that a genie? Have the boys found a wish-granting machine?

4. A Monster Tale (M Series) by Cornelia Funke

From the internationally renowned, award-winning author of the Inkheart series comes a charming tale of a red, furry monster who eats bugs, drinks shampoo and causes quite a mess. This holiday season, read the heartwarming story of Ruffleclaw’s unlikely friendship with young Tommy. Will Tommy be able to teach Ruffleclaw to behave and maybe even keep him as a pet?

5. Elections in India: Everything You Need to Know by RobinAge

As the holidays kick in and India gears up for the 2019 elections, RobinAge brings to you an illustrated guide to Indian elections. Read this book to understand why elections are important and how to be better equipped to perform the all-important task of choosing a government to the world’s largest democracy.

6. Flipped Anthology: Ghost Stories and Adventure Stories

Get yourself a cozy blanket and curl up next to the fireplace with this new and exciting Flipped anthology! Enjoy spine-chilling ghost stories that embody the winter chill or immerse yourself in thrilling adventure stories to fight off the winter lull. You only need to flip the book over and start reading!

7. She Can You Can by Garima Kushwaha and Anastasia Damani

Ring in the new year with stories of fearless Indian women who have struggled, achieved and inspired. This educational and engaging alphabet book chronicles the lives of a series of extraordinary women, from the spirited mountaineer Arunima Sinha to the prolific performer Zohra Sehgal. She Can You Can celebrates these women and their tremendous success in redefining what it means to be an Indian woman.

8. Geronimo by David Walliams

The brand-new heartwarmingly hilarious children’s picture book from bestselling author David Walliams is perfect for the season! Meet Geronimo, the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only: he wants to fly. But everyone knows penguins can’t fly … or can they?

9. Three Little Monkeys by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark

This funny, utterly delightful book by two legends of the picture book world is sure to be a classic! Read on for the story of Hilda Snibbs and her three very lively little monkeys …

10. Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday! By Rob Biddulph

Perfect for young dinosaur fans, this colourful rhyming book introduces you to Otto, Winnie, Greg and all the other dinosaur juniors, as they traverse life’s first ups and downs!

11. The Ice Monster by David Walliams

From No. 1 bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster—a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole—she’s determined to discover more …

12. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

The perfect Christmas gift, this book will take you on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling readers with wonder.

13. Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James

This gorgeous book is a captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa read about the magic of books and the power of the imagination. Since her mother’s disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at her grandparents’ bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly’s adventures become very real!

14. The Wrong Girl by R. L. Stine

90s kids will love the Return to Fear Street series! In this all-new Fear Street story, Poppy Miller swears she will get payback for a cruel prank that humiliated her in front of all her friends. Then her classmates start turning up dead. One thing’s for sure: someone is out for deadly revenge …

15. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Now a hit Netflix film, Dumplin’ is the unforgettable story of self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson, who sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering a beauty pageant. Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart – and don’t miss the sequel, Puddin’!

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